Athena (1954)

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Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.



  • Debbie Reynolds and Steve Reeves in Athena (1954)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Jane Powell in Athena (1954)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Vic Damone in Athena (1954)
  • Vic Damone in Athena (1954)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Steve Reeves in Athena (1954)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Steve Reeves in Athena (1954)

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14 January 2010 | moonspinner55
| Novelty musical from MGM juggles different styles and entertains in its fashion...
Two out of seven modern-day sisters, each named after a Greek Goddess and living with their vegetarian, health-conscious grandparents (no word on what happened to their actual mother and father!), find romance as destined by the stars. Numerologist Jane Powell quickly lays her lips upon stuffy lawyer Edmund Purdom, while pony-tailed Debbie Reynolds is matched with spiritless crooner Vic Damone. Opening predicament with Damone being sued by his agent is quickly dropped, as are Purdom's plans to run for Congress (!). Instead, the two men get involved in the lives of their lovely ladies--as well as with grandpa Louis Calhern, who is in the midst of training musclemen for the Mr. Universe contest. No memorable songs, but the presentation is colorful, airy, and pleasant. The hot-headed characters keep running off half-cocked, while the script becomes more and more illogical. Still, the energy displayed is infectious and the supporting cast is solid. **1/2 from ****

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